Was a great app. 1/5
So easy to use and perfect for writing assignments but now it is loaded with ridiculous ads. Take those out and it is 5 stars.
Deleted it because of long ads 3/5
All of a sudden ads started popping up all over the place. I’ll google instead
Two Thumbs Up!! 5/5
I love the app!! Extremely useful and amazingly convenient!!
Mike Pence must own this company. 3/5
These lily-white fools won’t give synonyms for scary words like vagina or anus. Hard to find a good euphemism using this app.
This is not YouTube 1/5
This is not YouTube. Do not play a video ad before showing me the definition to a word. I immediately closed the app, deleted it from my phone, and looked the word up on google.
BS ads 1/5
I’m sick of them. It used to not be this bad. Dictionary.com can shove it. I’ll use any other dictionary app.
Great App 5/5
Great App! Thanks Dictionary.com
Horrible UI and a pain to use 1/5
By Alex Timing
While using this app I have consistently become frustrated with its user interface. The exact moment I start moving the selection of words up the entire section of words moves to allow more options at the top.
It is a pain to use the app.
Helps me a lot with my vocabulary homework
By Carmen Williams
Hate their new adds! I understand adds, I don’t need them taking over!
Wish there was a separate history section 4/5
It's a good app overall, I just wish there was a separate section for words you've looked up already, not just that recently searched spot. For every word. Otherwise, it's a great app!!
5 star 5/5
I love this dictionary app. I use it all the time.
Is the one looking for
I have my iPhone iPad and watch connect, and I can’t tell you how many times I have had to rebuy the app one each of them separately. I know I won’t pay again.
The must have app 5/5
By Rick Tata
What’s life without a dictionary?
My favorite dictionary 5/5
I use it frequently.
Where did all these forced ads come from??? 3/5
1) The ads are overkill to say the least. This used to be. 5 star app- I never had to deal with all these stupid pop-ups and inescapable video ads. You’re lucky Siri’s integrated thesaurus is so limited or else I would’ve deleted this app a long time ago.
2)Personally this has become a more recently growing issue. I’ll search thesaurus for word, “x”, with 0 results, no synonyms available. However, if I search for something synonymous with “x”, such as “n”, a whole list of synonyms pop up, including “x”!! ugh 🤷🏻♀️🤦🏻♀️
Other times when I’m looking through a given list of synonyms , I’ve clicked on a word for its definition, but there is no definition available bc the dictionary doesn't even recognize this word exists. . Vise versa after looking up a definition , I’ll try to use thesaurus on it , but it comes up no synonyms available.
And trust me both problems are equally frustrating. Seriously, how can you know the synonymy of a word on one side of your app, but can’t deliver its friggin definition on the other side. Stupid.
Ads, ads, and nothing but ads 1/5
I agree with a previous review: this app has become an ad-monster of embarrassing proportions!
Years ago, when dictionary.com started rolling out their aggressive advertising, I stupidly paid for the ad-free in-app upgrade. But after some now long forgotten update, it reverted me back to the ad-riddled version.
Thanks for ripping me off.
Good resource 5/5
By Smilely 9365
Love this app
The last thing I want to see in my dictionary app is a Tea Party ad attacking the special counsel. A bit dystopian to be receiving propaganda through your dictionary
Very compatible 5/5
This app has helped me with my college work and find the definitions of words I haven't learned yet.
Too Many Ads 1/5
The amount of advertising is obtrusive, onerous, and outrageous, rendering the app borderline unusable
I love this app; doing some amateur writing & really like having the thesaurus & dictionary at my fingertips!
Ads are beyond annoying 1/5
By anorexic chicken
The pop-up ads are so distracting and annoying, I am now seeking a new app. Goodbye Dictionary, you were good while it lasted.
Love this Application 5/5
I always have this handy when reading a book before bed. The pronunciation feature is very useful as well. 5/5 for this app.
Awesome tool!! 5/5
Love using it as a spell checker. Loads of information and you can save words. Very entertaining and real informative playing games.
DELETE THIS APP! 1/5
Dictionary.com has taken to being bias to a political party instead of being a legitimate source of information. Words like fascism and used to describe the Republican Party thought process. They have altered the definitions to suit a socialist agenda. Buyer beware. This company does not have the integrity to be a legitimate source.
Disappointed long-time user 2/5
I use thesaurus.com every single day, multiple times a day. I am a student with focus on theoretical research papers; this tool has been handy to me for years past. I downloaded the app long ago for on-the-go diction necessities and have purchased add-ons for it, expecting the ads to go away -- but they never did. The promises proposed to me faltered in their execution because they were never delivered. Not only did my ads not disappear as they had been intended, but I receive more ads every day, it seems. To make matters worse, the app fails to function properly upon opening an advertisement; the five second countdown does not diminish, my screen freezes, and then it goes to black. I have to open multitasking to end the process. Upon reopening, I pray I am not presented with another ad (usually, I am). If only this were all that I detested. A common strategy of mine when locating a specific word is to jump synonym-to-synonym, sometimes backtracking to clarify a definition. In backtracking, the pages become jumbled and the search bar never provides the correct order of words I have searched. My review stands at two stars because the app still works, even if minimally. I would really like to raise that to something more respectable, but that will not be until paying customers are valued over corporate interests.
In short, please demonetize this app -- at least for those that pay. After all, you did promise me that I would no longer have to look at ads, and now these ads are crashing the app. If you are thinking about downloading this app, don't. It is free, but it is not worth it. There are better resources that are not actively trying to scam you. And to the developers: get yourselves together.
Very good 4/5
I really like this app. Only reason I am holding back a star is because it would be helpful to me if it had spelling suggestions and it sometimes crashes.
I pay not to have apps, that is you!!! stated
When I purchased the app I’ve read some of the other reviews and it seems I’m not the only customer!!! that is disappointed with the upgrade hopefully someone will fix this soon because as the say the customer is right and if want be the best at what you do, do what is right. Than you
Home To Ads 1/5
Can’t even type single word without ad pop ups!
Crippling advertisements 1/5
This program now requires me to watch an advertisement in order to see the defintion of a word... every time. Totally useless now. Uninstalled.
Ad upon ad just to look up a definition 1/5
By Jim John Henery IV
It would be a decent app if there were no ads. If that isn’t plausible for the free version at least to have them a little more subtle that to have a full screen of advertisements after every search.
Useful app 5/5
I love this app! I come from a generation that if you wanted or needed a spelling or definition you were told to link it up in the dictionary. I still do this at 57 yrs old. Although we have "auto correct" ( which is laughable) on every device it's still prudent to use the Dictionary app. It should be permanently installed on every device by the manufacturer.
Have tried several this is the one I use.
So many pop up ads!! :( 1/5
This app is completely unusable now.
I used to keep it on my homepage and used it multiple times a day but the ads have gone crazy! I went into the App Store because they had worn me down and I was just going to buy the ad free version but that’s not even an option! Terrible.
Too many ads.
By Live to color3
I have been using this app since I was in third grade. I loved how the app had the sentence and WAY less adds. First is the sentence feature a few months ago I had the sentence feature for free now it costs $2.99. I wish it was still free! Now the adds there are many adds and most of them don’t even relate to the app.
At your fingertips ✨ 5/5
A dictionary & your fingertips 🙌🏼
SPARE YOURSELF THE PAINFUL REGRET 1/5
By Frixkin Feustrated
The abuse of pop-up ads is by far worse than ANY app I have ever used.
This used to be one of my favorite and frequently used apps. Today, I ditch it and find something remotely tolerable.
Wrong definitions 1/5
Why can’t you just stick to defining words. Everything has to be political.
Great app! 5/5
Full screen ads. Nope. 1/5
Full screen ads. Nope.
Wish it’ll give us examples.
Literally impossible to use now because of all the ads and pop ups and refusal to work without internet. Deleted.
By Ashna 😂🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳🐳
I’ve been using this app for a long time now, and it’s great!! Although, some words I search on it don’t show up!
Remove ads and make the app what it used to be. 1/5
I loved this app, but the excessive amount of ads made me give it one star.